Oct. 18th, 2017 08:26 pm

Wednesday Reading Meme

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I still haven't caught a Suicune - I partly blame spending time in Paris on many things that weren't legendary raiding. If this keeps up, certain inviduals are getting shanghai'ed the last weekend of the month.

What I've recently finished reading

Lucien Soulban: Lockdown
Well - supervillain prison? Fun enough.

Robert Venditti & Van Jensen: The Flash: Zoom
I enjoyed reading about Henry Allen making friends with supervillains and breaking out of jail to save his son from the evil speedster.

Thit Jensen: Stygge Krumpen vol. 2.
Question: Thit Jensen was a major feminist, as far as I understand - but between this and the Valdemar novels, I'm beginning to wonder what her problem with women in positions of power was. I mean, she has a hate-on for Mother Sigbrit, and the Valdemar books hate Birgitta with a passion. Seriously, what is up with this? (And should I read "Af blod er du kommet" eller "Jørgen Lykke" next? Or a biography on Thit herself?)

Holger Philipsen: Dan Frisk
My inner historian is offended at the weird chronology of this and the horned helmets.

Geoff Johns: Justice League: Injustice League
I just read this for Captain Cold interacting with Wonder Woman and being on the Justice League for a bit.

What I'm reading now

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, which starts well, and Hennes ögan blå by Lisa Hågensen, which I suspect of not entirely knowing what work at a small library actually involves (I doubt librarians in Sweden at a library with a staff of four people are personally calling publishers to discuss e-books... though what do I know about Sweden? Maybe it is that de-centralized there, though I doubt it.)

What I'm reading next

Well, that depends - the Hågensen book will last one or two more days of train rides, so - I've got the choice between the first of Inge Eriksen's science fiction novels or a the second of the Chanur books.
Oct. 18th, 2017 05:15 pm

LoT reaction post: Freakshow

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Okay, I can see how Nate would be upset about Amaya returning to 1942 if that was how she went about it. And it's not like she didn't know about Mari at the end of season 2. She could at least have left a note.

Someone's been watching Iron Man and Avengers...

Methinks Mick's watched IT.

Awww, they remembered that Ray is an eagle scout. And allergic to cats.

While Nate is the idiot to end all idiots. Who the hell just walks into the cage of a live, unsedated big carnivore? ... And they just screwed up their nice, easy anachronism. Of course they did.

Too much Nate!drama this episode. And frankly, Ray and Jax? You really think it's a good idea to follow Barnum right now? After Nate spilled all your secrets?

Awww, Mick is kind to sabertooth kittens. Inadvisably so, but still.

This episode is just one long list of Nate being by turns an idiot and useless. Except when he's both.

Apparently there's a Global Treaty on Time Travel? With the UN? How???? That's not how anything works.

And apparently Amaya's totem is out of control? Amaya - stop saying sorry to Barnum, he's a kidnapping asshole.

Ray? You are a bad person. Shame on you.

Hello Kuasa.
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Home from Paris - ILL conference and hanging out with robininthelabyrint. Admittedly, getting home involved strikes and SAS being inefficient (aren't they supposed to actually tell you when your plane is cancelled?) and negotiating to not be put on a plane to bloody Oslo (I don't mind Oslo, but when the goal is Copenhagen, Oslo is a bit of a detour). Hopefully I can get these posts back on a regular schedule now - especially since goodreads tells me I am behind on my reading goal now. :-(

Also, I've gotten my Yuletide assignment, and must admit, my immediate reaction was: somebody ships that?

What I've recently finished reading

Steve Kenson: Freedom City
There is some entertainment in just going "Right, so this villain is basically an evil Swamp Thing, and this hero is sort of Black Panther with a different colour scheme, and this is obviously Doctor Strange, etc."

Juan Díaz Canales: Fraternity 1.
Atmospheric.

Makoto Yukimura: Vinland Saga book 7.
Continues to be an occasionally weird read, especially after the main character turned pacifist.

C.J. Cherryh: The Pride of Chanur
This was a delightful read. The poor, furless, hapless alien and the crew of lioness aliens having to deal with him and escape the bad aliens. It's fun and I need to read the rest of the books. Which will involve tracking the last three down somehow.

What I'm reading now

Lucien Soulban's Lockdown, because supervillain prison, and Thit Jensen's Stygge Krumpen vol. 2..

What I'm reading next

Always a good question. Well - there's a Flash comic the library will be wanting back soon? And I got the first volume of Inge Eriksen's science fiction series from the library, so that's a possibility. Also - Yuletide canon review.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 156
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Five years seems like an awfully short time to build up a functioning Time Bureau, but okay.

Why is Sara working in a crappy shop? Oh, and Nate just grew even creepier, with his Amaya-look-a-like date.

I keep having to pause this episode for embarrassment squick related reasons. Please get past this point, episode.

So, apparently only Mick and Stein are actually happy and functional in 2017. And Rip really should have, oh, I dunno - involved the rest in the Time Bureau somehow? He should have seen this coming.

At least they actually address Caesar speaking English.

"No powers. It can make the anachronism worse!" First of all, they totally stole that from the rewrite. Second of all - this is their own time??? The age of superheroes? How would Firestorm in 2017 Aruba make anything worse?

Now this. This is the legends actually being guilty of breaking history. Never give somebody in the past a history book, damnit. Even if he just pick-pocketed it. (Correction: Nate broke history. Some historian he is. (Also - Nate's a historian and carries around what looks like a very layman's history of Rome type book?))

Can we have Mick stop commenting on women's hotness? It feels like somebody discovered Coldwave and are trying to disprove it by making him aggresively heterosexual - or maybe gay and pretending not to be? I dunno anymore.

And they get to keep the ship and fly about in the end. That wasn't a very interesting opening episode.

Rip said he spent the last five years forming the Time Bureau, right? Where did they get the portal tech? The Time Masters used timeships. Where did he get the temporal portals?

Amaya seems - a bit darker this season? Channeling spirit animals to kill German poachers offscreen?

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